07 November 2012

Slouching towards Washington

By tomorrow morning we will almost certainly have heard that Barack Obama has secured a majority in the Electoral College and will begin a second term as president in January. Far less certain is whether Obama will secure a majority of the popular vote; five of nine national polls released today suggest either Romney winning or a statistical tie. One year after Occupy, such a split result might inspire a new, more negative, winter of discontent in the United States.